Dogs and Cats, again
I have a problem with my 18-week old puppy and cats. But this is a bit of a different kind of problem, that's why a new thread.
The other cat is "normal". He definitely lets the dog know where's the line. He'll take care of himself, so there's not that much to do with him. The puppy knows this very well, and doesn't run (too much) after the cat. But the other cat... I don't know what is going on in his head, but he does nothing at all when the pup chases and bites him. Sometimes, when the pup bites hard, the cat just screams, but he doesn't defend himself in any way, even though he does have his claws.
So what I decided, is that I'll not let the puppy to even approach this cat, because it always ends up in biting, and it seems that he is biting harder and harder, all the time.
There is also one additional twist in this situation. The pup loves to chase cats and bark to them, which is okay to me, but it drives my wife crazy... I want to respect her opinion, so maybe it is better that the pup stops playing around with cats completely.
I need some advice here. The puppy has been trained in a "positive" way, he hardly even knows what "NO" means. So I guess it is now time to start training "NO"? What would be the best way to do this? With leash? Note that e-collar is forbidden here in Finland.